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Driver’s Beware: Holiday Hassles on the Road

With the approaching holiday season, those who drive for a living need to take precautions because the amount of traffic on the roadways will increase and more people are out and about shopping for the perfect gifts.

Unfortunately things are not as merry as they should be during the holidays and delivery drivers and other transportation employees need to remain on alert especially now that dark falls earlier and the winter weather will affect road conditions.

Drivers are especially susceptible to accidents with the busier roads and frustrated consumers. They are more focused on their shopping list than they are the traffic on the roads in some situations. Drivers need to remain on alert and be sure they also are staying within the speed limits and the driving laws even when in a rush to deliver packages on schedule.

Another concern delivery drivers have is the loading and unloading of the packages be delivered. Proper training for lifting, carrying, and transporting the merchandise customers are sending is important to prevent back injuries and chronic pain from keeping you out of work.

The holiday season brings about the worst in people sometimes so drivers and those working with the public need to take special precautions during the next few weeks so they can enter a new year healthy, safe, and able to work.

If you have been involved in an accident while on the job or suffer an injury while working, contact our office toll free at 866-204-2415 or use our online contact form for more information.

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